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MEAT POLL

Poll #770611 The big meat poll

Do you eat meat?

I am omnivorous and opposed to the idea of restricting food choices.
11(11.7%)
I am nearly omnivorous; my meat-eating is only bounded by my personal tastes.
31(33.0%)
I eat meat, with the exception of some meats which I refuse to eat for reasons other than taste or cultural standards, e.g., I won't eat certain meats because I am ethically or religiously or politically distressed by the idea.
14(14.9%)
I only eat very particular kinds of meat, perhaps just one kind.
3(3.2%)
I eat meat, but not often.
9(9.6%)
I eat meat very rarely and deliberately avoid doing so as much as I can.
7(7.4%)
I do not eat meat, but I eat eggs and dairy. (typical "Vegetarian")
12(12.8%)
I do not eat meat, eggs, or dairy but I don't always pay attention to honey or to substances in food that are derived from animal products.
0(0.0%)
I do not eat meat or any animal products; I do make use of animal products in non-food contexts.
0(0.0%)
I do not eat any animal product and I am very serious about avoiding the use of animal products of any kind, whether food-related or not. (typical "Vegan")
0(0.0%)
I try to follow one of the more restrictive rule sets above but it's hard and I often forget or cheat.
0(0.0%)
I try to follow one of the more restrictive rule sets above but I am occasionally forced to break a rule for reasons of my own personal health.
0(0.0%)
I only eat one or two things at all.
0(0.0%)
I have no idea what I eat; I don't pay attention.
0(0.0%)
Other (please use question #3)
7(7.4%)

I make the choice above because of:

Specific religious belief.
1(1.1%)
Ethical beliefs about our relation to animals and their treatment.
14(15.9%)
Ethical beliefs about the political and economic consequences to other humans of my food choices.
7(8.0%)
Food safety for myself and those I feed.
3(3.4%)
Dietary and nutritional beliefs about the best mix of foods for general health, not related to any particular condition, ailment, or goal.
19(21.6%)
Dietary and nutritional needs to treat a particular health condition or to achieve a particular goal, such as weight loss, muscle mass, or improved brain function.
6(6.8%)
Cost.
3(3.4%)
Demands of others (family, community).
1(1.1%)
Other (please note below in question #3)
34(38.6%)

If you answered "Other" to #1 or #2 above, why?

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